News and practice for genetics nurse specialists
A population study found that people with epilepsy had a substantially greater risk of premature mortality than the general population and unaffected siblings
As genomic testing becomes embedded in mainstream medicine, health professionals need to understand the role of genetics in disease
Diseases affecting the endocrine system can result in increased mortality and morbidity
Neurofibromatosis type 2 is a rare genetic condition affecting hearing, sight and balance
Many children with inherited metabolic diseases now survive to adulthood. These patients may present with complications in both primary and acute care
NHS England has announced 11 new centres across the country that it is hoped will lead the way in genetics research to transform the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and rare diseases.
NHS England’s senior geneticist has suggested nurses are key to ensuring patients remain central to care, as genomic technologies become increasingly important in healthcare.
A class of 30-year-old HIV drugs could in future be used to prevent a common cause of incurable blindness, scientists believe.
The search for new cancer treatments has taken a significant step forward with a new insight into how cells multiply, scientists have announced.
Drinking sugary soft drinks may accelerate biological ageing as much as smoking, a study has found.
With the lifetime risk of cancer being one in three, it is now becoming commonplace to see the condition woven into popular television dramas.
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“Prostate cancer could be ‘halted’ by injections,” reports The Independent.
“Genetic factors could play an important role in whether people survive the Ebola virus,” BBC News reports. Researchers found around one in five mice remained unaffected by the infection.
“Embryonic stem cells transplanted into eyes of blind restore sight,” The Daily Telegraph reports, covering a study where human stem cells were transplanted into the eyes of people with visual impairment. This led to a significant improvement in their vision.